BRITISH COLUMBIA–Since Tuesday, I’ve been hanging out, getting marketing ideas and tips galore, at a Small Seminars event here in gloriously beautiful British Columbia for a first-time, one-of-a-kind marketing conference.
The best way to sum up my three days here is: "Wow!" This is truly an opportunity of a lifetime.
What’s so amazing is that our small group has had amazing access to some of the best marketing minds around. Some of the people who’ve been speaking here include:
- Mega marketer Mark Victor Hansen (Our small group of about 15 heard a remarkable all-day presentation with him on Wednesday. In fact, a couple of hours ago, I had breakfast with Mark, the co-creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul and co-author of The One Minute Millionaire. You’ll hear later about these amazing ideas he gave me to get the word out about my Stop SUGAR SHOCK! work.)
- Alex Mandossian. (He’s deemed "one of the top ten freelance direct marketers in America today" and he delivered an inspirational program on Tuesday. Yikes, on Tuesday, he put me on the spot to urge me to get off my butt and offer this long-awaited program, which you’ll hear about shortly.)
- "Customer Catcher" Martin Wales (He just gave a jam-packed presentation with all kinds of awesome ideas.)
- "Powerful Promoter" Matt Bacak. (Matt’s the guy who can build your mailing list by leaps and bounds. I attended an eye-opening conference with him last summer in Atlanta.)
- "Mr. Pro-Active" Randy Gilbert (Randy can help you get your book to hit the Amazon bestseller lists.)
- "Marketing Results Coach" Warren Whitlock (He’s currently teaching us all about blogging and sending out press releases—both of which I already know how to do, which is why I’m writing to you now.)
- Seasoned PR guy Allan Thain talks soon, too.
By the way, major kudos to Michael and Elly Ruge for hosting this fabulous event!
Anyhow, my research assistant let me know that while I’ve been networking like crazy, apparently a few miles away, some fascinating studies were presented at the the 2005 Annual Scientific Meeting of NAASO, The Obesity Society. More later about these studies.